World First $30m Super Greenhouse To Be Opened In Adelaide Today

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Thursday 28 January 2010

World first $30m super greenhouse to be opened

in Adelaide today


One of the world’s most sophisticated plant research facilities, set to make huge advances in international agricultural

sustainability and deliver significant benefits to Australia’s agriculture and horticulture industries, will be opened in

Adelaide today:


What:


Opening of The Plant Accelerator

Date/Time:

Thursday 28 January 2010, 11.00am 

By:

Premier Mike Rann and the Hon. Anthony Byrne MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of

Australia.


FULL MEDIA RELEASE WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT 11AM TODAY. MEDIA ARE WARMLY INVITED TO ATTEND A

MEDIA TOUR OF THE FACILITY PRIOR TO THE OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS:


Location: The Plant Accelerator building is located at the top of Hartley Grove at the University of Adelaide’s Waite

Campus, Urrbrae (map is attached for reference).


10.15am – Media to assemble in The Plant Accelerator foyer


10.20am – Media and VIPs to be taken on guided tour of the facility by the Director of the Australian Plant

Phenomics Facility, Professor Mark Tester, University of Adelaide


Opportunities for vision / photographs:


1.

In a Smarthouse on first floor – vantage point 1. There are four Smarthouses in the building. Each

Smarthouse holds 600 plants on a conveyor system. The first vantage point will show plants on the conveyor

system being sent through the imaging centre.

2.

In a Smarthouse on first floor – vantage point 2. The second vantage point will show plants on the conveyor

system moving through automated watering and spraying machines.


MEDIA INTERVIEWS WILL BE AVAILABLE WITH KEY SPOKESPEOPLE PRIOR TO 11AM


11.00AM – Official proceedings commence. Media are welcome to stay.

Speakers include: 

o

Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Adelaide, Professor James McWha

o

South Australian Premier Mike Rann

o

Hon. Anthony Byrne MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of Australia

o

Director, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility, Professor Mark Tester



Media Contact:

Olivia Jones

Media Officer

FULLER

Phone: +61 8 8363 6811

Mobile: +61 400 116 668

olivia.jones@fuller.com.au

Robyn Mills

Media Officer

The University of Adelaide

Phone: +61 8 8303 6341

Mobile: +61 410 689 084

robyn.mills@adelaide.edu.au








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